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Immigration Advocates Tell CPAC to Back Reform as Latino Voters are Waiting

“You have to wonder when a self-described conservative organization stacks an immigration panel with amnesty advocates,” says one congressman.

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Rodrigo Sermeño

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March 7, 2014 - 6:37 pm
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He said if someone comes forward and admits to have committed a crime and has to “do recompense,” as Republicans have proposed to require of immigrants who are currently illegally here, then the word would not apply.

When asked whether they supported comprehensive reform or a piecemeal approach, all the panelists agreed to a certain extent that immigration reform should be implemented gradually.

Morgan, however, said Republicans should not even be focusing on immigration reform until President Obama shows that he will uphold the law.

“I respectfully disagree with the policy of legalization with or without citizenship,” he said.

Instead, Morgan said he favored a piecemeal approach, starting with the less controversial pieces and making sure they are enforced.

He noted that the Obama administration has chosen not to enforce certain sections of some laws in the past, including several parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“Why would you expect [this administration] to enforce any new laws?” he said.

Morgan said that because amnesty is an unpopular issue it would have to pass along with other provisions, such as border security and workplace enforcement.

The panel attracted criticism from Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, who issued a statement attacking the American Conservative Union – CPAC’s top organizer – for including speakers that support the same agenda as Democrats on immigration.

“You have to wonder when a self-described conservative organization stacks an immigration panel with amnesty advocates,” Smith said in a statement. “For the second year in a row, CPAC has featured a panel where all but one speaker supports the agenda of liberal Democrats and the liberal national media.”

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Rodrigo is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.

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It would be nice to have American leaders who were first and foremost concerned with the interests of current American citizens rather than potential American citizens who would keep voting them into office. Lord knows their political careers and the special interests they represent are far more important than the filthy little people they supposedly represent.

To hell with them.
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“Latino voters are the Reagan Democrats of this day,” Aguilar said.

Translation: "These are not the droids you're looking for."

I was born in the morning, but it wasn't yesterday morning.
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Not THIS again!

Sure...we can talk Immigration Reform.

AFTER the border fence is completed, AFTER illegal aliens are all deported, AFTER cities and states with "Sanctuary" laws lose every dime of their Federal funding, and AFTER we have 5% unemployment,(as it was measured during the Bush years, when a 5% REAL unemployment rate was characterized by the DemocRats as a "Jobless Recovery").

Until then...don't call us, we'll call you.

And if GOP wants to commit suicide and hand Teleprompter-in-Chief a Senate AND a House with DemocRat majorities,(and set up Hillary for 2016), go right ahead and try and foist anything remotely like "Amnesty".
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This got tweeted by Ann Coulter.
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Big Business will go to any lengths to troll for cheap labor. Not even CPAC is immune from their pressure. Remember that the next time you get pink slipped. But, don't take it personally; it's only business.
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In a way, it would be good to have the illegal immigrants "come out of the shadows." Let them come up and declare themselves and be entered on a database. Good. And when we have a change in administration we'll know who they are and where they are so we can round them up and throw them out.

Spread that word. If its done enough any sort of legalization of illegal immigrants will fail unless they are given citizenship which currently isn't politically feasible. Defuse the power of the Democratic party's rhetoric and schemes.

Hey illegal immigrant, just sign up for what you think is amnesty, its really just painting a target on you. Start spreading the word we're just suckering them up for deportation.

Watch the Democratic party scream in rage.

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Your taxes will be assigned to support illegal aliens when Amnesty is the law. If you don’t believe that surprise is buried in Obamacare, see
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/october/11/health-care-immigrants.aspx
This is your money being given away. Please get out and VOTE in the Primary elections and in the 2014 November mid-term election.
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If Americans weren't hiring them, border jumpers wouldn't be coming. Let's acknowledge that we're just as happy to break the law as the illegals.
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What will it take to disabuse you of this nonsense. Widespread vigilante attacks on Mexican Invaders?
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Disabuse yourself of the nonsense that innocent Americans are forced to hire these people.
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Unfortunately, he does have something of a point. If you hire a cleaning lady, to help your wife out twice a month, do you require an I-9?
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NO, a million times NO. Not until our borders are secured and the illegal aliens are deported back to their respective countries. And not until the DOJ agrees to follow the INS Laws to the letter and to return to the Border Patrol the control of policing the border and enforcing the laws. This lawless administration has turned the borders into a lawless no-man's land devoid of law enforcement.
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Blah, blah, blah.
The solution to existing law not being enforced is to pass less restrictive laws. Right.
Those masters of strategy in the Republican party have figured out that this is the way to win elections. Right.
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Isn't this what everyone is telling us to do about drug laws?
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And whether the new laws are stricter or laxer, since no one is bothering to enforce the current law, why should we have any expectation that any new laws will do better?
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The Rinos and Latinos are only parroting what the Democraps tell the voters.
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Ho Hum, open the floodgates and drive the latinos to the polling places, all of them, multiple times. Oh yeah, they're conservative, maybe in religion but politics and the welfare state??
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I honestly can't tell if these comments are nativist and anti-Catholic, or simply concerned about secure borders. But I do know that Democrats are hot for La Raza's project. See http://clarespark.com/2012/02/09/glee-goes-la-raza/. And GLEE is a liberal show, with its multiculturalism and inclusiveness.
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What you are witnessing is the end of the Classically Liberal Christian order, the Death Throws of the GOP, and the rise of White European (and Male) Identity Politics, so that those groups may get some representation to protect their rights and advance their interests in the New Leftist Corporatist Zeitgeist.
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Good luck with that.
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Your taxes will be assigned to support illegal aliens when Amnesty is the law. If you don’t believe that surprise is buried in Obamacare, see
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/october/11/health-care-immigrants.aspx
This is your money being given away. Please get out and VOTE in the Primary elections and in the 2014 November mid-term election.
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